After being pushed into the lineup due to injuries from the Vegas Golden Knights’ top goaltenders, Oscar Dansk was named the NHL’s second star of the week ending in Oct. 29, the League announced Monday.
Dansk, 23, went 2-0-0 with a 1.00 goals-against average, featuring wins against the Chicago Blackhawks and Colorado Avalanche. He recorded the first shutout in Golden Knights history Friday, a 32-save effort in a 7-0 win against Colorado.
Since taking the net in the third period of the Oct. 21 game against the St. Louis Blues, Dansk is 3-0-0 with a 1.34 goals-against average.
Dansk is the second Golden Knight to obtain star of the week status. Marc-Andre Fleury was a part of the League’s first set of weekly awards after posting back-to-back 2-1 victories to begin the season, including a 45-save outing against the Dallas Stars on Oct. 6.
The Golden Knights (8-1-0) finished 6-1-0 in their seven-game homestand and start a six-game road trip Monday against the New York Islanders. Dansk’s first road game will be against the League’s first star of the week, Islanders center John Tavares, who had seven points last week (six goals, one assist).
Dansk is expected to be the starting goalie for the bulk of Vegas’ road trip. This may not be the last time he’s considered for these types of awards if he plays well during this stretch.